Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Agenda 2017: Every Child a Graduate
State Superintendent, Tony Evers, led a task forced that launched a comprehensive plan to improve education and student achievement in Wisconsin schools entitled, Agenda 2017: Every Child a Graduate. The agenda includes a thorough outline of Promoting Excellence for All by focusing on four key areas: effective instruction, student-teacher relationships, family and community engagement and school and instructional leadership. For the complete outline of Agenda 2017, click on the link below. The School District of Milton is invested in making Agenda 2017, in conjunction with the District Strategic Plan, a framework for continuous improvement in our schools.
Accountability and Assessment
The School District of Milton follows Wisconsin's comprehensive accountability system, which measures four key priority areas: Student Achievement, Student Growth, Closing Gaps and On-Track to Graduation and Post-Secondary Readiness. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) assigns each school district and its individual schools School Report Cards that indicate scores based on student test results. In addition to the key priority areas, schools and districts are evaluated for student engagement indicators that include test participation, absenteeism and drop-out rates. Schools and districts must be within the acceptable ranges to not receive deductions in their overall School Report Card score.
The Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) is a comprehensive statewide program that assesses students in Grades 3-11 using a variety of nationally-normed and standardized assessments. These assessments include the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) for Science and Social Studies, the Wisconsin Alternative Assessment for Students with Disabilities, the Badger Exam (Smarter Balanced), the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM), the ACT Aspire, the ACT, and the ACT WorkKeys. Students in PreK-2 are also assessed using the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS). English Language Learners receive additional assessments - the ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA-Access Placement Test (W-APT). For more information on the details of these assessments, please click on the Student Learning/Assessment link.
The Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System provides professionally certified staff with a performance-based evaluation that directly addresses improved student learning through designated student learning outcomes and supports continuous professional development through professional practice goals. Educator Effectiveness is built on Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching measuring four key areas: Planning and Preparation, Classroom Environment, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities. The School District of Milton utilizes the Educator Effectiveness System for professional growth, employing a separate appraisal evaluation to evaluate key performance indicators.
WI Act 55 Notice
Pursuant to 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, the School District of Milton is required to notify parents and guardians of both the district’s school accountability report card, as well as the educational options available to children who reside in the school district. 2015 Act 20 prohibits the DPI from issuing accountability reports based on data from the 2014-2015 school year, therefore the most recent accountability reports are the 2013-2014 school year reports.
District/School Accountability Reports
The district and schools' individual accountability report cards for the 2013-2014 school year may be found at: WI Accountability Report Cards.
Please review the following information and links on regarding the educational options for students residing in the School District of Milton.
Public and Private School Options:
Public Schools: School District of Milton
Private School: Rock Prairie Montessori School
WI Virtual Schools:
For a list of Wisconsin Virtual Schools, please visit the DPI Virtual Schools Website.
Full-Time Open Enrollment:
The interdistrict public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside. For more information, please see the DPI Open Enrollment Website.
The School District of Milton follows DPI standards for course options. For more information, please see the DPI Course Options Website.
The Youth Options program permits any high school junior or senior enrolled in a public school to attend a Wisconsin institution of higher education for the purpose of taking one or more nonsectarian course. The School District of Milton frequently partners with UW-Whitewater, Blackhawk Technical College and Madison College for Youth Options requests. For more information, please see the Milton High School Program of Studies booklet or the DPI Youth Options Website.
Home-Based Private Education:
For more information on home-based private education options, please see the DPI Home-Based Private Education Website.